Woman shows how facilities like 'staffed playgrounds' in Denmark are making it easy for her to manage her 'me-time' and 'mom-time.'
After becoming parents, individuals often find their lives centered solely around this new role. As a result, parents seek places where they can feel supported. Unfortunately, America falls short in providing the appropriate backup, particularly for mothers. Unlike many other countries, the USA does not offer federal paid maternity leave, reported Scary Mommy.
In comparison to other nations, America seems to lack certain facilities. For instance, countries like France offer excellent meals in preschools, and now Denmark, as showcased in a video by Annie—who goes by @annieineventyrland on TikTok—has taken a step forward by providing parents with spaces to relax while ensuring children are taken care of in a safe environment.
Annie is an American living in Denmark. She has been raising her three children in a foreign country and records her experience on TikTok for everyone to see. In a recent video, she records her trip to the grocery store and how she uses a park to relax after taking care of her children. The text overlay on the video begins with "POV you live in Denmark and after walking to the grocery store with your 4 kids, you stop by the nearest staffed playground for them to burn off some energy."
The video then shows the children enjoying the staffed playground. Also, the playground is hosting an event named "byg and hyg" by Lego, whose Danish translation is "build and enjoy." When her children are playing, the mother can enjoy some alone time with a delicious cup of coffee in her hand. The video is evident that the children are having the time of their life on the playground, making it a good deal for all the parties involved. Her youngest is enjoying in a sandbox while her older ones, along with friends, are busy building Legos.
Moreover, the video provides a glimpse of an indoor playground. This area is filled with things like hula hoops with which children can play. Also, the place has shaded tables in which parents can relax. It is a great way for parents who want to keep an eye on children while also relaxing at the same time.
The playground was filled with swings and had a lot of greenery, ensuring a supply of fresh air. The mother also finds the playground easy to access from her place and the grocery store. It seems like she indeed is living a better life in Denmark. The video has garnered 562.5k views and 50.5k likes. People on the platform have a lot to say. @emilyjrall feels a bit disheartened that she does not have these facilities in America and commented, "Did you say staffed playground?? **cries in American.**"
@user296863076 is ready to pay more money to the government in exchange for such services and wrote, "When people hear about high taxes in these countries, they never think of things like this that come from it, it's worth it." @oteliacarmen compared the situation in her country with Denmark and wrote, "We can't even get paid lifeguards at our pools and beaches."